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By SEW LIBERATED, The Strata Top is a paper sewing pattern.

Garment Details: The Strata Top pattern is the backbone of your handmade wardrobe and a great pattern for beginners. 

The Strata is designed to be both a practice of meditation and a canvas for artistic inspiration. It is simple in its construction – only three pattern pieces – easy to fit, and effortless to wear. The uniquely curved hem adds elegance to this staple piece. Keep things uncomplicated with a version in a slub linen blend, cotton ikat, or silk noil – or use the fabric as your canvas. Try using beloved scraps to piece together your own storied fabric, experiment with natural dyes, or add some sashiko embroidery. Enjoy both the craft and the art.

Sizing: This is a multi-size pattern, including sizes 0-30. Sizing & finished garment measurements can be found here.

Fabric Suggestions: Light to mid-weight woven fabric with nice drape, such as cotton Ikat, double gauze, silk noil, or  Slub Linen & Tencel™ Blend.

Fabric Requirements: 45″ wide : Sizes 0-12: 1.7yds/1.6m) & Sizes 14-30 2.2yds/2m or 54″wide: Sizes 0-12: 1.7yds /1.6m & Sizes 14-30: 2yds/1.8m.

Trims required: Matching thread

Skill Level: Beginner & confident beginner. The detailed instructions are accompanied by a video sew-along.

Seam allowances are included in the pattern. 

Each pattern features an instruction booklet and pattern pieces printed on nice, thick paper, enclosed in a lightweight, full-colour cardboard box. 

Photo credits: Sew Liberated.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 1 review
    Catherine George
    one to make again and again

    This was the first sewing project for me after a too long break, and the pattern was so easy, especially because the instructions didn't assume knowledge. The sew along video was not only super helpful, but also a lot of fun!